Ringgold County is located in southwest Iowa. The County Seat is Mount Ayr and the largest city is Mount Ayr. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ringgoldcounty.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 5,051 and the 2010 census population was 5,131. The land area is 535.50 square miles and there are 9.6 persons per square mile.
97.9% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.7% is two or more races. 88.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,500, there are 2,074 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,324, the median household income is $44,551, and 13.1% of the persons in Ringgold County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 553. Retail sales (in $1000) were $63,578, and sales per capita were $12,562. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 12.1%.
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